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Daddy Issues

I lost my father before I was even born. That’s ironic because he lived until I was 8 years old and paid my sister and I periodic visits each year. Whenever he visited, I pulled a lot of antics to get him to stay, but he never did. I loved him and he loved me…

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Stronger

Late December 2019, instead of changing into my swimwear and dashing into the water (after a hot 30-min walk), I found myself sitting on the banks of Rio Don Diego, Colombia, oddly reflective. I pondered the upcoming year and one of the paths I felt God was trying to set me on (at the time…

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Am I missing the blessing…?

A viral disaster has ravished our land, disrupting our lives and  plans. Many of us have suffered severe losses. đŸ˜¦ We have lost our livelihoods, loved ones, mental health, our freedom to come and go as we please and our ability to indulge our travel lusts and give hugs and smiles to strangers (don’t judge…

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But…He blocked my path.

This year, one of my favourite verses is Psalms 23:3: He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. It gives me great comfort to know that My Father doesn’t guide me on any path that is not right. This assurance laid the trust foundation for me to jump…

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Great Things Never Grow There

My backyard had a huge mango tree that shaded more than a quarter of our backyard land space. Recently, we were forced to cut down the mango tree after discovering that it served as a home for termites. Following that big chop I complained about the misfortune (aka as missed opportunities for mango juice) until…

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A Goal-den Journey

It felt like just yesterday when I decided I was ready to pursue my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Today in my mind but my journey began in May of 2017. Having defined my goal, I begin reviewing what would be needed to accomplish it. I realized immediately that whilst I would have liked to…

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Lessons from the Little Robe

So lately, my youngest sister and I have been spending a lot of time together. During our teenaged years, we weren’t close but I’ve come to really appreciate our growing closeness. As I get older, I realize that family truly means a lot. Enough with the sappy-ness. Here are a few lessons I’ve picked up…

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Complaining…

As my vacation came to an end, I spent long moments reflecting. These moments were quite different from the first half of my vacation. Those were days I spent on a cruise mingling, making new friends, enjoying the entertainment and exploring new locations. These were all activities designed to feed my outgoing side. The only…

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My Perfect Mistake

​Headiness was catching Talking, laughing Mind alighting Yearning… Touching? Forced to face You weren’t surface but buried flesh-deep A thorn, you are My perfect mistake. Ravaged by a few Perfect-imperfect moments Lolled into a false sense of security. Awakened with the knowledge Nothing is as it seems. I was the surface Just goosebumps, I am…

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Dating the Dozen

Can I tell you guys that I started year 24 with a lot of hope. I was determined that it would be my best year yet especially, as my supervisor reminded me, it was my year according to the Chinese. Year 24 has been challenging, frustrating and rewarding. Most importantly, it is the year that…

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